How to Beat the Winter Blues

young girl stressed at schoolAre you ready to beat the winter blues? People often talk flippantly about that glum feeling you get after too many gray days, but Seasonal Affective Disorder is a real form of depression. Whether you’re feeling a lack of energy, a need to be alone, or experiencing strange sleep patterns, roller-skating can help you get back on a healthier track.

4 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

  1. Exercise. Experts agree that the best solution to the winter doldrums is to get active. Regular exercise relieves stress, keeps you healthy, and releases feel good chemicals in your brain. Plan a family skate day and spread smiles with the fun kind of fitness!

  2. Eat right. Eating healthy helps prevent mood swings, lack of energy, and other signs of the winter blues. Keep up your energy while you’re skating with tasty, balanced food options from the Fun Spot Cafe.

  3. Spend time with the people you love. The winter blues make people feel isolated, which makes them want to be alone, which leads to further isolation, and- you get the point. Spending time with family and friends doesn’t just prevent a SAD spiral, it’s proven to improve your mood. Gather your favorite people for a night of fun at one of our weekly skating sessions.

  4. Treat yo’ self! Just like the famous episode of Parks and Recreation claims, treating yourself to an item on your wish list can momentarily boost your mood. While we wouldn’t recommend dropping a lot of cash to beat the winter blues, treating yourself in small ways could be just the extra push you need to get your mood back on track. Stop by our skating shop for sparkle laces, glow bracelets,  or even a new pair of roller-skates!

Fun Spot is here to help you have fun, even when the weather is cold and gray. Beat the winter blues with a day of roller-skating at your favorite Belleville family fun center.

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